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Welcome to Droitwich Camera Club's website. We are a small and friendly society and we welcome new members of all ages and abilities.  If you are interested in developing your photography further why not come along to one of our regular Monday evening meetings

Being a disabled photographer!

I got my first film camera in 1980 and for years took photographs of anything and everything. However my life changed for ever in July 2014 when I was seriously ill following a stroke which left me with communication issues and being unable to use my right side. I have now recovered some function due to the wonderful NHS and although at first I could hardly manage a camera I was determined to be able to master the art again. My initial problem was being able to reach the shutter button, but over a period of months I slowly became able to take photographs although I am still working on exposure and focus. During this time I concentrated on taking photographs of people because they generally stand still! I nearly always engage them in conversation and explain that this is part of my rehabilitation and they usually allow me to take some photos. Here is a sample of my work over the last year.

Tip of the day: Always talk to an interesting looking subject, you would be amazed how often they are willing to be photographed.

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